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Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about chewing the right number of times

Perhaps you’ve heard the recommendations to chew your food a certain number of times. Why is this number so important? It’s not. The number isn’t important, but the act of chewing is super important–so important that people with your best interest in mind are trying any trick (including making up numbers) to help you get …

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Sticky Brown Rice Crusted Salmon

  Recipe from Lauren Chandler, Chef Instructor, MSW   We’re coming into steelhead and salmon season, and living in the Northwest, we’re lucky to have these delicious fish right in our backyard. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which benefit brain and heart health and offer protection to joints and connective tissues. The recipe …

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Crowd Pleasing Many Mushroom Gravy

Recipe provided by Lauren Chandler, Chef Instructor, MSW   Leading up to the holidays, I am frequently asked, “What gravy do I serve the vegans and gluten-free guests when traditional gravy includes meat drippings and flour?” This mushroom gravy recipe is the answer. It’s rich, creamy, and if there are leftovers, it can be thinned out …

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Preparing for Cooler Months: It’s–Cold-Outside-I-Don’t-Wanna-Go-Out-In-It-Soup

By Lauren Chandler   When it’s cold outside, don’t you want to stay warm and cozy and fill your home up with wonderful aromas? I know I do. Once I’m home at the end of a long day, and it’s dark and cold out, the last thing I want to do is head out again …

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We are All One Heartbeat: an Interview with Dr. Candida Schwartz

Recently I sat down with naturopathic doctor Candida Schwartz. She told me about how she strikes a balance between offering traditional nature cure, running labs, and working with blocks to consciousness through energy work for her patients. Here is what she had to say.    Sarah: Tell me about your journey to becoming a healer.  …

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Dr. Amalia Treadwell on the Doctor-Patient Relationship and the Importance of Healthy Lifestyle

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with with Dr. Amalia Treadwell, ND, LAc, to discuss her holistic medical practice. She talked about the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, seeing the patient as an individual, and helping patients make lifestyle changes that deeply affect their health. Here is what she had to say.    …

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